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  Sunday 10 August at the World Humanist Congress in Oxford kicked off with a political session, ‘Should Humanism Matter in Politics?’ This meeting was packed out with Congress delegates from around the world and was chaired by Labour Humanists’ Naomi Phillips. On the panel were Kerry McCarthy MP (Shadow Foreign Office Minister), Tom Copley …
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We are pleased to announce that the recently-adopted equality statement of the Labour Party will now cover non-religious people (including atheists and humanists), having previously only referred to ‘religion’. Last month Labour’s policy making body – the National Policy Forum (NPF) – agreed an overarching equality statement as a commitment to the way it will implement …
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World Humanist Congress a huge success

August 14th, 2014 | Posted by Editor in Blog | News - (0 Comments)

Over 1000 atheist, humanist and other non-religious organisations and activists from over 60 countries from the world gathered in the internationally renowned university city of Oxford  for the World Humanist Congress, hosted by the British Humanist Association (BHA). This was the first time the Congress has been held in the United Kingdom since 1978 and was the the biggest Congress in …
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Good news from Hampstead and Kilburn CLP, whose Committee adopted the following resolution on 24th July 2014: The Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party will campaign to accept Labour Humanists as an affiliated Society of the Labour Party. Copy of the resolution to be sent to: The NEC Angela Eagle MP Lord Kinnock We hope to …
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We have written to representatives at Labour’s policy making body – the National Policy Forum – to raise our concern about the overarching equality statement it recently adopted as a commitment to the way it will implement policies and its manifesto. As it stands, the equality statement appears not to cover non-religious people – atheists and …
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Congratulations to the BHA

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Editor in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The British Humanist Association (BHA) celebrated its most successful year so far at its AGM. Read all about it here. Labour Humanists works closely with the BHA team and we could not achieve nearly as much without their support on faith schools, on events, on equalities – in fact across all our work. We look …
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We are delighted to announce that, jointly with the British Humanist Association (BHA), we will be holding our ‘No Prayer Breakfast’ fringe meeting at Labour Conference. 8am Tuesday 23 September, Hilton Hotel, Manchester. The venue is just outside the secure zone which means that it is accessible to people not attending conference this year too. …
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Earlier this week, represented by Tom Copley AM, we met with Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt. We were pleased to attend that meeting alongside the British Humanist Association (BHA) and the Accord Coalition, to speak about our shared vision for a high quality and inclusive education and schools system. We had a productive meeting …
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Last year, Labour Party Chair and Labour Humanists Patron Angela Eagle implored us to make our voices heard within the Party, if we want to see real changes to policy. We’ve been doing lots of work to represent the views of our members both behind the scenes and through open activism. Over the past few months …
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Labour’s ‘Final year policy consultation documents’ – response and suggested amendments from Labour Humanists *We have now submitted these amendments to Labour’s Your Britain policy review website. Members can view, comment and vote in support of these papers on education, communities, politics and Britain’s global role* Following a review of its core policies, Labour has …
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